Santa Fe, NM, July 7, 2005 -Outside magazine announces that Dennis Lewon will join its editorial staff as senior editor beginning August 3. Renowned for his gear coverage at Backpacker magazine, Lewon will contribute his vast knowledge and experience to Outside's gear reviews and will head Outside's annual Buyer's Guide. Lewon will be based in the magazine's Santa Fe headquarters and report to Outside Editor Hal Espen.
"We are delighted to welcome Dennis to Outside," said Espen. "His extensive knowledge and experience in the industry are unparalleled. We couldn't have asked for a better addition to our team."
Most recently, Lewon served as articles editor for Backpacker, managing its gear coverage, editing its annual Gear Guide, and regularly contributing to features and departments. Lewon began working for Backpacker, as a contributing editor in 1997. Prior to that, he was a contributing editor at Escape magazine and, before that, editor of Arizona Adventure.
Lewon has had articles appear in Men's Health, Islands, Blue, Travelocity, and Adventure Journal. He is the author of Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness (Falcon Publishing 2001) and contributed to Handbook for Writers (Longman Publishing 2002).
Lewon received his B.A. in comparative religion at the University of California at Berkeley.
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